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Adult Computer Training

The Library currently offers one-on-one computer training for adults, by appointment. An adult volunteer can help you learn some basics, including how to:

  • Use Microsoft Windows
  • Use Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Excel
  • Access and navigate the Internet
  • Set-up and access an e-mail account
  • Print and save documents

The Library also offers drop-in technology training on a weekly and monthly basis. Check the Library events calendar for up-to-date schedule information:

Ask Eric, The Tech Guru
Usually offered weekly, this drop-in program is where patrons can find help with anything from basic computer skills to assistance with specific issues concerning web browsing and searching, email, Microsoft Office and other applications, tablets and e-readers, and downloading digital library content.

CONTACT
Adult Services
303-335-4820
e-mail

 

Book Discussion Groups

The Library currently has three book discussion groups. The schedules run from September through June. Please note that each group is limited to 12 members and registration is required.

For more information or to register for a group, please contact the Adult Services Staff.

"Brown Bag" Book Discussion Group Book List
2nd Floor, Board Room, 12:00–1:00 pm (3rd Wednesday)

Monday Book Discussion Group Book List
1st Floor, Meeting Room, 7:30–9:00 pm (2nd Monday)

Sunday Afternoon Book Discussion Book List
2nd Floor, Board Room, 1:30–3:00 pm (2nd Sunday)

Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion Book List
2nd Floor, Board Room, 1:00–2:30 pm (1st Tuesday)

CONTACT
Adult Services
303-335-4820
e-mail

Colorado State Park Passes

The Check Out Colorado State Parks Program is officially underway at the Louisville Public Library. The program, which is the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the Library with two hang-tag park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and education activities.

How the Program Works

  • The Louisville Library has two backpacks for check-out.
    • The catalog record shows the total for all member libraries in the Flatirons Library Consortium (Louisville, Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont, Loveland).
  • Check-out is for one week.
  • A backpack can't be renewed or put on hold.
  • Only residents of Louisville or Superior may check out a backpack; backpacks are not available for inter-library loan.
  • Backpacks are available at the Adult Reference desk on the second floor; they must be checked out and checked in at the Adult Reference desk.

What's in the backpack?

  • Current State Park park pass hang-tag
  • Set of binoculars
  • Colorado Wildlife Guide
  • Colorado Trees & Wildflowers Guide
  • Your Guide to Colorado's 42 State Parks brochure
  • Leave No Trace front country reference card
  • Activity idea list
  • Program evaluation sheet

CONTACT
Adult Services
303-335-4820
e-mail

Exam Proctoring

Subject to availability of authorized staff, the Library may proctor exams for residents of Louisville and Superior who are registered Library card holders in good standing.

Requirements

  • A minimum of one week advance notice is required before any test will be proctored.
  • Exams are proctored Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm.
  • A proctored exam may be scheduled for up to three hours.
  • All test-taking requirements must be received from the issuing educational institution before any tests are taken.

The Library does not charge fees for this service but greatly appreciates donations in support of the Library's collections and services.

CONTACT
Adult Services
303-335-4820
e-mail

 

Other Exam Proctoring Options

If you are not a resident of Louisville or Superior, or are a resident who needs proctoring services outside the times available for this service, there are other local options available:

Front Range Community College Testing Centers (charge a fee) www.frontrange.edu/testing

Westminster
Student Development Center
3645 W. 112th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031
303-404-5301
wctestingcenter@frontrange.edu

Boulder County
2190 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501
303-678-3647
bctesting@frontrange.edu

Homebound Delivery

How It Works

  • Free for Louisville residents who can't get to the Library
  • Library cards are exempt from overdue fees and provide longer check-out periods
  • Personalized selection of regular and large print adult books, regular print children's books, and books on tape or CD
  • Once or twice a month, volunteers deliver Library materials to you
  • You and your Library volunteer establish a schedule that works for you

CONTACT
Adult Services
303-335-4820
e-mail


Talking Book Library

What is the Colorado Talking Book Library?

Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) is located in Denver and is part of the Colorado State Library. The library serves all eligible Coloradans by shipping postage-paid books through the US Postal Service.

Talking Books are completely FREE to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities—whether permanent or temporary. There is no charge for the books, the talking book player, or the postage to mail the books back to the library.

What Does the Service Include?

  • Access to the same books you can find in public libraries
    • CTBL has 35,000 audio books, 7,000 Braille, and 22,000 large print books, with new books added each month
      • textbooks are not available
    • A variety of magazines is available in audio and Braille formats
  • A player for the talking books
  • Postage-paid delivery and return of all talking books
  • Personal assistance in selecting materials
  • All books have a 4-week loan period
    • no overdue fees
    • no charge for lost or damaged books or players

Additional Resources: Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC)

AINC is among the nation’s leading resources for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, providing its listeners with free access to recorded programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only service of its kind in Colorado,AINC allows registered listeners to access audio programs online, through downloaded podcasts, on TV, or over the phone. With recorded content from over 100 newspapers and magazine articles, this statewide programs provide over 1,500 listeners with everything from national news to local news and community events.

  • AINC Website
  • Contact Information
    1700 55th Street Suite A
    Boulder, Colorado 80301-2702
    (303) 786-7777
    1-877-443-2001 Toll-Free
    (303) 939-8013 fax
Town Of Superior Book Drop

Superior and Louisville work together to provide library services to Superior residents, which includes a library book drop box at Superior Town Hall for the convenience of Superior residents. A new book drop box was installed, with an access slot in the front door, so the book drop is now available any day and time to drop off library materials.

Located inside Town Hall
124 Coal Creek Drive
Superior, CO 80027
303-499-3675 :: Google™ map

Books are collected no later than 3:00pm each week day. Materials dropped off after 3:00pm, or on the weekend or holidays, will not be delivered to the Louisville Library until the next business day. Late fees will accrue for items until they are delivered and checked in at the Library.

Library materials can be renewed online or by calling the renewal line. You will need your library card number for any renewals.

Library patrons with questions about library materials or procedures can contact the Louisville Public Library Circulation Desk at 303-335-4822.